Mark Shepard, author of ‘Restoration Agriculture’ has visited Lingezegen Park, an area of 1700 hectares between the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. He stayed with us from November 24 until November 28 2015. His visit encompassed four workshops and ended with a congress on the 28th.
We want to create an irreversible trend towards perennial agriculture ecosystems that can improve the quality of the environment and will provide high quality food for local markets. Above it will connect and inspire people from both cities and rural areas, so they will come up with new solutions for persisting problems concerning food, climate, environment and livability.
A great and positive encounter
The four workshops and the congress were sold out and we loved Mark Shepard, but surprisingly, we also loved to meet each other. The week was brimming with inspiration and this outcome is visible in all the reports collected here: 4 articles in the paper, 17 presentations on slideshare, written and filmed reports by our own organisation and so far 11 blogs by enthusiastic participants of this week. And these blogs learn that everybody has picked up other aspects of the story, so also how important it is to work together as a group.
It is sure there is more to come
We will continue this energy. In the wintermonths of 2016 we will participate in two major events, start up our community and engage in various projects that will grow the area of foodforests/savanna’s and our knowledge about agro ecology in the Netherlands and Belgium.